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More waiting for 'Rossport Five' in High Court case

The High Court said that it will consider the various submissions made by the so-called Rossport Five today in court.Mr Justice Joseph Finnegan said he will deliver judgement on whether or not the men will have to bear an additional penalty, in the coming weeks.All five Co Mayo men spent over ninety days in jail for being in contempt of an order imposed by the High Court President last April, for protesting against work on the Corrib Gas pipeline project.They were released last month when Shell collapsed the injunction against them.Lawyers for the men said that to impose a further sanction on them would amount to double jeopardy because they have already spent so long in custody and the injunction now stands discharged.

Posted Date: 
21 August 2006 - 1:09am